Hi all. I just wanna know wheather i can change my ide hard disk to sata hard disk. I ask some of my friends and they say i can do it eventhough there's no sata port on my motherboard, is it true? And if it's true, how am i suppose to do it..?
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Re: changing ide to sata
You can purchase a IDE to SATA adapter on the web.
Just a note:
When you go to SATA, you run into the issue of having the SATA drivers on a floppy or CD when you are reinstalling you OS. WinXP or Vista or Linux will not see a SATA hard drive without the drivers. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
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The BIOS should not prevent you from installing Windows XP. If your hard disk is a SATA hard drive then - The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then, XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
SATA HARD DRIVE ? XP INSTALLATION The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then, XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive. If enabling the SATA in the BIOS does not allow the computer to boot up with SATA hard drive then change the BIOS back to what it was previously.
no you do not ..The bios settings will not be erased when you change the battery but will turn to default settings ..This is usually the setting used in this cases.. change the battery (only in case it does not hold settings and file associations or the date and clock ..if does that it needs to be changed ) After changing it ..just reboot ..it will ask for F1 to go to setting and select the date and time ..and save changes with F10 and restart ..if it does not boot and it says it has no hard disk ..or not detected..it means you have a hard disk on sata bus..and you need to make some adjustments in Bios settings ..Open bios by pressing the del button on start or if it is a hap ...press F10 or what is indicated on screen ..and in there select the hard disk in boot sector as first boot device ..than in advanced settings look for it ..and under sata settings ..remove the ahci mode and use sata as ide or ide mode or ide compatible ..cause your system may not have the driver for ahci ..and this can be the only issue ..Let me know if you have any problems ..
From your statement, i can make sure that it's with the Hard Disk connection, this problem basically relates to Ide/Sata cable. First of all, please replace the cable and see if it fix the problem or not. If you can't change the cable immediately, disconnect the cable (sata) from the motherboard and from the hard disk, reconnect the cable and make sure it fits. Do the same with the power cable. You can also interchange the Sata port on the motherboard. If you have no additional hdd and if it's sata type hard disk, you need not to worry about the jumper. It's would be better if you let me know the type of your hard disk drive so that I can include some pictures to set up and to configure. I hope you know which one is Sata and which one is Ide type cable. For your reference, i include some photos below
This is called sata and
This is Ide.
Ok, now please follow the above instructions and let me know. I'll be here to help you until you fix it. Good luck
it is because your sata cable or ide cable need to refix in harddisk. Open cpu cabinet then refix both connection to hardddisk again sata or ide and power cable. Then check . Let me know if you need more assistance. Also change SATA or IDE cable if it not works. Thanks.
hi im josh in cebu phils.may i help you? if it happens when the hard drive not detected and sometimes detected. your main problem is the IDE or the SATA cable.try to change it because it is faulty. and be sure to mount it properly when you change the new one. thats all good luck friend hope i helped you.
hi im josh in cebu phils. if it turns on but not boot. the problem is no set boot sector is selected. friend try to enter bios set up and then go to boot menu. then select hard drive to boot first.then save the changes then restart the pc. if nothing improves open your pc check the ide or sata cable if it is ok.no cut not losen.try to tighten firmly first then turn on your pc. if it doesnt work the same try to change the ide/sata cable and dont forget to give power supply on your hard disk.ok. good luck
Depending on how old your system is, even though your current drive is IDE, there might still be SATA support on the motherboard. Look in your manual and find out if it has any SATA connectors. If not, you need to continue using IDE unless you want to purchase a PCI card with SATA connectors on it.
1). you must have Windows XP setup disk.
2). If your HDD is SATA interface then error message will be raise...No Hard Disk Found. To fix this problem goto BIOS setup and Make SATA disabled. then try to install.